noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown in color, clear with a few yeast floaters. Big frothy head, slowly fades to nice full lacing. Aromas of clove, cilantro, bread, peat and smoky malt. Flavor is wonderfully rich with a first hit of malt, some cloves, dark fruit, molasses, ginger, citrus and sourdough bread. Hints of caramel and toffee. Finishes with a bit of herbalness and some hoppy bitterness. Tangy and slightly sweet, very well-balanced, with mild astringency. Nice creamy texture, full mouthfeel. Excellent example.
Nejhleader (1393) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
my friend said this was the best beer in the world and i’m afraid i have to disagree. However it is very good great sweet bu yeasty smell. in a mug looks like a coke and has carbonation simliar to a soda, but it is well blended with the body. kinda lacked on the taste department. kinda wheaty taste, great texture.
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby-brown with a huge foamy off-white head. Aroma of banana, apple, hay, straw, alcohol, caramel, cloves and chocolate. Flavour was like a wheat beer with sweet malts, fruit, cloves and more alcohol. Enjoyable.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 19, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle. Dark ruby brown color with a large off-white foamy head. I haven’t used the word complex in my ratings before, but I think I will with this one. Plenty of different aromas going here, fruity (bananas, apples), caramel, spices. For a higher alcohol beer, the alcohol is hidden well with all the other flavors dominating. An excellent wheat beer.
The more I drink this brew, the more I realize it’s my favorite. So good.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Kclingers. Pours dark brown with a giant head. The aroma is sweet malts and fruit. Flavors are toasted malt, fruit, clove, yeast, and lots of spices. Reminds me a bit of a Belgian. Alcohol also well hidden. Great wheat!
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle (500ml) - in tulip glass. Poured a deep, dark, murky, lively amber-brown - tons of creamy-frothy long-lasting off-white head; combined with the humidity-driven condensation, an entirely appetizing sight. Many aroma notes - sour wine & bread doughy yeast dominated at first, then sweet malt, spices (cloves & coriander), malt vinegar and peppercorns. Mouthfeel quite acidic, sweet and fizzy - but it worked. Flavour strongly of sweet malt, cloves and sourish wine, then steeped fruits - prune & raisin - noticeable alcohol, and a welcome dry hop finish at the end to keep it from being too sweet. Overall a challenging, quenching drink - lovely to look at, smell and taste, but loses a mark for a little too much acidity. The sourness is just right to off-set the sweetness. I’ll have this on hand all the time.
JK (5330) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A complex beer. There is significant fruit in the nose as well as alcohol while cold. When it warms the alcohol aroma is gone but the fruit remains, along with a sour, yeasty aroma. Brown, with some sediment. The combination of sweet fruit and sour yeast works very well. A great beer. Could be heavier on the palate.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2009 Nice sweet aroma, vanilla. Tastes sweet, like a belgian abbey but its german. Roasty, sweet, earthy, wheaty in the finish. 8% abv. Excellent beer! Awesome glassware too, served at Redlight Redlight
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely fantastic! Brown with a beige head that quickly disappeared. Amazing aromas that require careful dissection: toffee, nutmeg, vanilla, soft roasted malt, all wrapped together as more than the sum of their parts. Palate is terrifically flavourful without being overwhelming: roasted malt, raisins, caramel, and nutmeg/cloves. Perfect carbonation. Very smooth finish. Perfectly balanced so as not to be cloying. Alcohol sits quietly amongst all of this; warm without being harsh. One of the best!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown. Light tan head. Commercial deScription is the most accurate I’ve read, although I’m not sure about the "compact" part. Easy drinking at 8%. I like the eizbock better, but this is very good, also.